Toronto's monthly transit pass the 5th most expensive in the world, study finds

Toronto fares beat only by those in London, New York, Sydney and Dublin

February 02, 2017

The cost of a monthly public transit pass in Toronto is among the highest in the world, according to a new report. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

Torontonians pay some of the highest prices in the world for a monthly public transit pass, according to a study from a European moving company. 

Movinga contacted transport offices around the world to find out the cost of a monthly public transit pass.


Only London, Dublin, Sydney and New York City are more expensive than Toronto, with a month on the London tube — the most expensive city — totalling $153.58 US, or nearly $200 Cdn.

Of the 89 cities surveyed, the cheapest monthly average is found in Cairo, Egypt, ($13.98 Cdn) followed by Hanoi, Vietnam ($18.59 Cdn).

Toronto's monthly rate is listed in the study as $103.07 US, or about $136 Cdn. A Toronto Metropass costs $146.25, but Movinga told CBC News that the $10 difference in the study is the result of "fluctuating exchange rates."

Movinga also published a chart showing the top 15 most expensive cities, all shown in U.S. currency. 

A chart lists the most expensive cities in the world for public transportation, with London coming in as the most expensive. (Movinga )
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